Connection only works with SSID broadcasting

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by jbr, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. jbr

    jbr Guest

    After installing the latest driver upgrade for my DWL-650+ network
    card I lost the ability to connect to my router, DI-714P+, unless I
    have the SSID set to broadcast. I have tried uninstalling the driver
    and going back to the old one without success.

    Any ideas on the cause and remedy are appreciated.
    jbr, Dec 9, 2003
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  2. jbr

    Quaoar Guest

    Try entering the network parameters in Device Manager under the Advanced
    properties of the NIC, even if using WZC which should not require this
    step. I routinely do this as a solution to problems with SSID and WEP.

    Quaoar, Dec 9, 2003
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  3. jbr

    Quaoar Guest

    In addition to the previous, also configure the connection to use only
    the SSID as the preferred network, removing any other networks from the
    selection, and check the box Connect only to Preferred Networks.

    Quaoar, Dec 9, 2003
  4. jbr

    jbr Guest

    I am again able to connect to my router when it is not broadcasting
    its SSID.

    While I had tried removing the newest driver and replacing it with the
    previous version I had not tried a version of the driver that is two
    iterations old. I installed that one and I am able to connect again.

    I suspect that in the router manufacturer's attempt to have their
    driver certified they removed the ability to connect to a router that
    is not broadcasting the SSID. This seems to be more in line with the
    XP SP1 WZC functionality.

    Anyway, I will try your suggestions and thanks for the feedback.
    jbr, Dec 12, 2003
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